Time is Running Out

Time may be running out for members to file a workers’ compensation claim if they were potentially exposed to COVID-19 at work. State law requires that all illness claims be filed within two years of diagnosis. There are no out of pocket costs for workers’ compensation claims. Don’t be left out in the cold, protect your right to file a claim by contacting CSEA’s endorsed law firm of Fine, Olin and Anderman. Get started now by visiting: https://www.foalaw.com/csea-members.


In a community where the conversation around the implications of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been accelerating in recent days, we are reminded of our collective responsibility to our families, colleagues, neighbors and all community members.  As an organization dedicated to the health and well-being of our community, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and taking steps to minimize the impact of an outbreak.

NYS Paid COVID Leave Law

CSEA has been strongly fighting for the right to multiple paid leaves under the State’s Paid COVID Leave Law.

The New York State Department of Labor has just issued a memo (included below) that expands their June 25 memo (also included below) to allow multiple paid occurrences of COVID leave under certain circumstances. We further believe the new memo applies to all executive branch members.

CSEA has fought and addressed individual cases on this subject that have been brought to our attention, but we are glad to see our efforts have moved the State in the right direction. The memo is fully retroactive to March 18, 2020.

New York State Department of Labor January 2021 Memo

New York State Department of Labor June 25, 2020 Memo


Attendance and leave policies and policy bulletins regarding changes due to COVID-19:

We encourage everyone to follow the recommendations from health professionals and local governments to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection for yourselves and others. Below are links to reputable resources. 

Agencies in need of support:

Information will be updated as it arrives. Thank you.